Removing the cheek pads After removing the Chin Skirt, continue on with the cheek pads. Introduction Begin with Post , , then with , after that you can pull away the tongue from the lower gasket . Congratulations for acquiring a premium ScorpionExo helmet. This helmet embodies the latest, state-of-the-art design, engineering and technology available in the market today and is an excellent investment for your comfort and protection. Please remember that no helmet can protect you against all possible or foreseeable impacts even when built with the latest and best materials and technology. Function A helmet’s main function is to protect your head from impact in case of an accident. To accomplish this, a helmet surrounds your head with a matrix of materials designed to absorb and cushion impact energy. A helmet is also designed to provide you with comfort while riding at speed and in various weather conditions. Yet, there is a trade-off: A helmet decreases hearing sensitivity, peripheral vision and physical movement to a certain extent while providing protection and comfort. Fit It is important for maximum safety that your ScorpionExo helmet fit snugly and comfortably on your head with the retention strap (chinstrap) properly fastened. If the helmet moves side-to-side or forward and backward without pulling the facial skin and scalp, it is too large. If the helmet is constricting or painful, it is too small. The following information will help you to enjoy and properly care for your helmet. Faceshields The faceshield on your ScorpionExo helmet provides protection from weather, small flying objects and wind (exceeds VESC-8). Tinted shields are available to protect your eyes from excessive sunlight. The exclusive, patent-pending ScorpionExo “Speedshift™ ” quick-change faceshield system allows you to easily change your shield in less than 10 seconds. See the instructions below. NEVER WEAR A FACESHIELD THAT HAS BECOME SCRATCHED, OR RIDE WITH A FACESHIELD THAT IS FOGGED BY CONDENSATION. SCORPION-EXO FACESHIELDS (CLEAR AND SMOKE ONLY) COME WITH A SPECIAL EVERCLEAR™ SCRATCH-AND FOG-RESISTANT COATING. THIS COATING MAY LOSE ITS EFFECTIVENESS AFTER APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS OF USE. THEREFORE, FOR MAXIMUM SAFETY AND VISIBILITY, WE RECOMMEND YOU REPLACE YOURSCORPION-EXO FACESHIELD WITH A NEW, GENUNESCORPIONEXO FACESHIELD AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS. Ventilation systems Ventilation systems are designed and engineered to maximize your comfort in a wide range of temperatures. Familiarize yourself with the vents on your street helmet. Some vents have detents allowing partial opening and closing, thereby controlling intake and exhaust airflow. Your helmet ventilation systems should be kept clear of any obstructions including dirt, insects or other items which could interfere with proper flow of air. The ventilation systems play an important role, especially during physical exertion or hot-weather riding. To reinstall cheekpad, post in the lower gasket , then put the posts, and into the snaps until locked in place. Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection. WARNING: BE SURE THAT THE CHEEKPADS ARE SECURELY INSTALLED BEFORE USE! Removing the crown liner Kwikwick™ moIsture wicking breathable helmet liner and cheek pads Cool and dry in warm weather, warm in cool weather. Easily removable and washable. Everclear™ no fog faceshield Optically-correct clear shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology. Anti-Scratch hardened coating. Speedshift™ quick change shield system Easy, secure, faceshield changes in a few seconds. After removing the cheek pads, reach into the helmet and pull out the Crown-liner shown below. It is attached by a liner frame. Pull the liner plate from liner frame so as to separate. Using the Airfit™ feature for customized fit There are internal air bladders in the left and right sides of the helmet, which inflate by repeatedly depressing the Airfit™ located in the front (mouth area) of the helmet. Liner plate Faceshield replacement NOTE: THE FACESHIELD CAN ONLY BE REMOVED OR INSTALLED WHEN IN THE FULLY OPENED POSITION! To remove your faceshield, place the helmet in front of you with the eye port facing away , ratchet the faceshield up to the fully open position. Rotate both circular SpeedShifters™ clockwise The shield will release immediately from the SpeedShifters: Then simply pull or “peel” the shield off the helmet . Airfit Concept™ Cheekpad AirPump™ adjustment system. Certified ECE R22–05 The european safety standard. Advanced composite engineered shell wearing While you are wearing your helmet, grasp the notched arm of the chinstrap with your right hand, and the locking mechanism with your left hand. Pull the nylon tab with your thumb and forefinger to open the locking brace. Insert the notched arm into the slot. Release the nylon tab to lock the arm in place. Adjust as needed. Using your chinstrap Crown-liner Nylon tab Aero tuned rear spoiler Reduces lift, creates vacuum to maximize airflow through helmet. Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents for max airflow in summer, max warmth in winter. Securing and your helmet Locking brace Open slot Notched arm To deflate the air bladders, hold down the button to the side of the pump. The air will slowly release in a few seconds. Though the inflation / deflation system of this helmet is designed to be used when you are actively wearing your EXO-450, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST THE FIT WHILE RIDING. Do not modify, puncture, or damage the air bladders in any way. If the air bladders, or any other part of the inflation / deflation system becomes damaged or faulty, please consult with your dealer or directly with Scorpion Sports Europe for parts warranty coverage details. How to use SpeedShift™ To install a faceshield on the EXO-450, center the shield’s pivot holes over the SpeedShifter™ pivot ratchets in the open position (up) place shield shield screw top inside edge from black ratchet system plate and press squarely inward, using your fingertips of the palm of your hand. Open and close the shield fully to test its secure installation before riding. FIRMLY AND SECURELY FASTEN YOUR CHINSTRAP. Check your chinstrap for tightness occasionally as vibration or wind may loosen it. Cleaning your ScorpionExo™helmet system None of the components of your ScorpionExo helmet can be damaged by water. All headliners and self-wicking cheek pads are machine washable. Wash them with a mild detergent in warm water and allow to air dry. Hand washing is recommended, but machine washing is also permitted. Use the “delicate” cycle to prevent the agitator from damaging the self-wicking material covering the liner parts. Do not place lining parts in the dryer: Excess heat may damage the foam and coverings. The faceshield may be cleaned with plastic polish or mild soap and water. The shell of your helmet should be cleaned using only a mild detergent and water. NEVER USE PETROLEUM BASED CHEMICALS, SOLVENTS, GASOLINE, CLEANING AGENTS OR ADHESIVES to clean the shell, liners or faceshield of your helmet. Your helmet shell, liner and faceshield may be seriously damaged by the use of such products. A coat of automotive wax over the outer shell will provide added shine and a protective layer for the finish. Don’t DON’T ride without fastening your chinstrap and buckle. DON’T clean your helmet with petroleum products, solvents, benzene, thinner or cleaning agents. DON’T paint over your helmet’s finish. DON’T drop your helmet from any height onto a hard suface. This could cause damage to your helmet’s finish and/or decrease its ability to protect you. DON’T place your helmet on your motocycle’s rearview mirror: The sharp pressure from the mirror’s edge will compress and damage the helmet’s shock-absorbing liner. DON’T place your helmet on the motocycle’s seat or fuel tank. It can easily roll off and hit the ground causing damage to the helmet. It is better to place your helmet on the ground so it cannot fall in any direction. DON’T ride with a scratched faceshield. This can impair your vision, especially at night. DON’T modify any part of your helmet, e.g., drilling the shell or cutting and pressing the shock absorbing liner. Installation of sound systems, speakers and microphones reduces your helmet’s ability to protect you and is not recommended. DON’T use the helmet again if it has either been dropped or involved in an accident. Replace it even if damage is not visible to the naked eye. DON’T wear a dark or tinted faceshield in dark or poor visibility riding conditions. DON’T place your headliners and cheek pads in the dryer after washing. Allow them to air dry. DON’T attempt to remove, change or replace your faceshield while riding your motorcycle or ATV. Warranty All SCORPIONEXO helmets are guaranted for 3 years (excepting Antifog coating who gets 2 years). For on-line registration of your new ScorpionExo helmet, please log onto www.scorpionsports.eu and click on “Support.” Should you have a warranty claim, please call Scorpion Sports Europe at +33-(0)390222299 during business hours and ask for the warranty department. You may also take your helmet to your local dealer for evaluation.